Using an e ticket to get passport without booking ticket yet. Has anyone ever done this?
I have to travel for a new job, which means I need my passport and a visa in that passport. But since I need the ticket along with letter of employment for the passport, I would need the ticket to get the passport but not able to fly out until I have the visa, which can take a few days. Also it's stressful trying to get the passport the day of the flight.
So I think I should just bring an e ticket with the letter to show proof of travel, get the passport, then apply for visa and book tickets. Is something like this convincing enough?
Btw I am in a non English speaking country in Europe, this is their policy. I would have to get up early and go into the city to the office in the morning, wait and hope they release it. Imagine doing that and trying to get to the airport after. I would probably get one in the local language but tell me is this enough? All they can do is check it's a real flight, and I would put the correct information just for the date I go to the office. They cannot check reservations like airline staff anyway.